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korea, japan and the u.s. say the north koreans actually fired off a long-range missile. >>> the state broadcaster has played this video repeatedly throughout the past day. it's the first time they released a video filmed at the actual launch site. previously they showed images from the screen at the control facility. >> translator: even countries with developed satellite technology have had many failed launches but we learned from the failure in april. we launched today's rocket with a conviction to succeed. >> the first stage fell into the yellow sea west of the korean peninsula. the nose cover fell a short distance beyond that. the second stage dropped into the pacific ocean east of the philippines. >>> an american astrophysicist says what the north koreans call a satellite is an orbit commonly used by intelligence in observation satellites. jonathan mcdowell is the harvard smithsonian center for astro physics. he says the object seems to be orbiting south/north about 500 kilometers above earth. >>> south korea says the north was trying to create confusion before its launch. the gov
they learned of the launch from u.s. missile warning systems around 9:51 japan time. it was confirmed around 10:01 by self defense forces radar which then tracked the rocket. the ministry says it decided not to fire its patriot defense missiles because the rocket was confirmed to pass over okinawa toward the pacific ocean. the officials say there was no possibility of debris falling on japanese territory. south korea's defense ministry says the rocket that north korea launched on wednesday could have reached as far as the u.s. west coast. >> translator: the rocket launched today must be a long-range missile with an estimated range of about 10,000 kilometers. >> kim said the launch was aimed at furthering the development of intercontinental ballistics missiles. the launch had officials scrambling to catch up. north korean authorities announced monday they were extending the launch window by a week because of problems. south korean officials said their intelligence suggested a delay. they said north korean crews removing the missile from a launch pad possibly to repair it. they told nhk the techn
shows a young xi riding a bike with his daughter on the backseat. the daughter is now studying at a u.s. university. in another photo, he is seen pushing the wheelchair of his father, the former vice premier. it's unusual for the chinese media to report on the private aspects of the country's leaders. >> populous, prosperous, pushing ahead, china's rise, wealth, power, and problems, an income gap divides people. pollution threatens their health and disputes at sea strain relations with its neighbors. find out about the challenges china faces on "newsline." >>> a north korean state media outlet responded to news of japan's upcoming change of government. it says the people of asia are wary of japanese political developments. the monday edition of the korean workers' party newspaper rodong sinmun, was the first media outlet to report on the election on december 16th. a commentary expressed concern for public support for what it describes as groups driving japan down the path of militarism. it suggests that north korean leaders are waiting to see what policies the government will adopt towa
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